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March 25, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

As the U.S. economic recovery accelerates and the country moves closer to full employment, companies face increasing challenges from a shortage of qualified workers across all industries. More than half of the nation's businesses have vacant positions for which they cannot find skilled talent, according to a 2014 CareerBuilder study. Positions that remain unfilled for…

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March 18, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

With a decline in the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent, according to the Labor Department, the U.S. is nearing full employment. A robust jobs report and a strong trend in quarter-over-quarter growth in GDP and an increase in consumer retail spending indicate signs of sustained growth. As the economy gains momentum, competition for top talent will…

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March 10, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

As the nation's physician shortage begins to accelerate, more health care facilities are using temporary workers to fill staffing gaps. The U.S. has a current shortfall of over 20,000 doctors. This number is expected to climb to between 46,000 and 90,000 by 2025, according to a new report from the American Association of Medical Colleges,…

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March 9, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

A single bad hire can cost a company up to $50,000, according to a 2012 CareerBuilder study. Money lost from lower productivity and costs associated with recruitment, training and the negative impact on employee morale all add to a loss of up to $5 million for every 100 companies that hire one wrong person. Most of the…

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February 5, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Hiring temps is a great way to improve the quality of workers overall. This is because of the "try before you buy" position on hiring that many take when first approaching a temporary services agency. Another way to benefit from temp workers is to use them together with an employer of record, who will list…

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January 21, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Improvements in the economy are causing companies to begin adding to their payrolls by bringing in new talent. Currently, an employee's market exists. According to ERE.net, 83 percent of recruiters feel that the best and brightest job seekers essentially have a wide variety of opportunities to choose from.Many organizations are finding that they are competing…

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January 21, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

By now, many companies are seeing improvements in the economy. Job growth continues to trend upward and the market has shifted from power being placed in the hands of employers to job seekers who now have their choice of offers to consider when they are presented. As organizations plan to increase their payrolls in the coming…

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January 14, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Temporary workers are valuable commodities in today's business world. According to The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, a number of businesses are planning to increase the use of supplemental staff in 2015 and beyond.However, many companies may not see the value in employing individuals on a short-term or temp basis. Here are a number of reasons…

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January 12, 2015 Read time: 2 minutes

Employee benefits administration has become an important aspect for many organizations. Not only do companies have to choose the most affordable options, but they must also make sure that these benefits adequately address the needs of staff members. No two individuals will make the same choices when it comes to making benefit choices. However, companies must make…

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January 8, 2015 Read time: 1 minutes

Technology has seeped into nearly every corner of modern-day business operations. Human resources has been a direct beneficiary of new technology, as HR personnel can now reach out to prospective employees and manage those on the payroll much more efficiently. From a recruitment standpoint, companies can engage with prospects more quickly and reach out to talent…

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